Editor's Notes

Why a Fresh Start is Often Valuable


Message from the Editor, 
Anne Marie Moro
Message from the Editor, Anne Marie Moro

“And now let us welcome the new year,
full of things that never were.”

—Rainer Maria Rilke

Happy New Year! Another year, and for some, it’s a time to make a fresh start. For others, discarding something old and tired might also be an option, making room for something other to enter their lives: new prospects, novel ideas or expanding their circle of friends. Best of all, the beginning of a New Year is a chance for all of us to reflect upon and rediscover the joy and blessings in our lives already.

Clearly, the ‘New Beginnings’ theme of our inaugural January 2018 GoWestShore Magazine is all about that, offering you, our brand-new readers, a monthly publication that we hope will keep you informed, inspired and engaged with your community. We’ll be shining a light on West Shore neighbourhoods, its people, active lifestyles and  creative enterprises; all the things that our west coast culture celebrates.

Our ‘New Beginnings’ issue offers some new perspectives to get you started in 2018, too. Seeing things through another’s eyes can help. Check out the feature article, ‘Ready to be Your Own Boss?’ with Deb Alcadinho, a local business woman and mentor for women in business. Many of her best business ideas came from ordinary circumstances in which many women find themselves every day.

You won’t want to miss my interview with Jesse Roper, Metchosin’s own versatile blues artist. He took time out of his busy schedule to talk about his life and new avenues he explored lyrically for his new album, ‘Access to Infinity’, for 2018.

Our January issue highlights some of the new neighbourhoods being built on the West Shore and profiles the efforts being made to create liveable, healthy, socially-connected communities—places where people will love to live, work and play.

Here are some other features you can anticipate in 2018—all with a West Shore focus:

  • Culinary Adventures
  • Arts and Culture
  • Authoritative, stimulating articles on a variety of themes
  • Local Shopping Finds
  • Monthly contests, horoscopes and puzzles
  • Little-known, unique and popular Community Events

The West Shore is such a dynamic hub of activity and anticipation. It is this that gives us our confidence to launch a fresh, glossy West Shore magazine this year. Enjoy!

To you and yours, our very best wishes for a bright and bountiful start to 2018.

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